Pup 4.1beta has both the 'Roaring Penguin' and the 'Pppoeconf' applications for PPPOE connection to the Internet. I put in both as it is still not determined how well, or even if at all, Pppoeconf works.

However, the Internet Connection Wizard main dialog, that comes up when you click the 'connect' icon on the desktop, was a bit confusing as it did not clearly offer the two alternative PPPOE applications. I have remedied that.

Posted on 17 Sep 2008, 9:40


Posted on 17 Sep 2008, 14:38 by fzsolt
PPPOE test
I think the two PPPOE applications in the connection wizard are not much confusing, I easily figured out after reading everything in the dialog box.
I have not been using PPPOE configuration since my router does that automatically when I need internet access. But yesterday I wired my home PC back directly to the ADSL modem and tried.
I tried Pppoeconf with no success. There was no ppp device reported by ifconfig. Then I tried Roaring Penguin (by checking its button in the window of network connection wizard). ppp0 device appeared but I had no internet connection. Then started Roaring Penguin again and set the DNS manually. It solved the problem.
I tried this in Hungary. ISP was T-Home (formerly T-Online), modem is D-Link DSL360-T. Automatic setting of DNS works with my SMC router, and also in Knoppix.

Posted on 29 Sep 2008, 16:28 by happypuppy
Pppoenconf broken, RP-PPPOE works
Same situation here - pppoeconf doesn't work (no device detected by ifconfig),while RP-PPPOE works on the first try.

(on Ubuntu pppoeconf detects the interface and connects properly)